Chinese stainless steel prices were mixed for the week. Following a steady week, prices for Chinese ferro-chrome closed flat at CNY 8,300 ($1,371) per metric ton. Prices for Chinese ferro-moly remained constant, closing the week at CNY 145,000 ($23,952) per metric ton.
The price of Chinese primary nickel closed last week at CNY 93,700 ($15,478) per metric ton, after a 2.1 percent drop. Chinese 304 stainless steel scrap remained essentially flat from the previous week at CNY 16,400 ($2,709) per metric ton. Closing at CNY 16,100 ($2,660) per metric ton, Chinese 316 stainless steel scrap remained unchanged for the week. At CNY 16,400 ($2,709) per metric ton, the price of Chinese 304 stainless coil did not change since the previous week. At CNY 26,000 ($4,295) per metric ton, the week finished with no movement for Chinese 316 stainless coil.
Korean 430 stainless steel coil traded sideways last week, hovering around KRW 2.6 million ($2,376) per metric ton. At KRW 4.2 million ($3,881) per metric ton, the week finished with no movement for Korean 304 stainless coil.
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